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USN278-1 : gdm vulnerabilitiy Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
gdm vulnerabilitiy

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote package "gdm" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Marcus Meissner discovered a race condition in gdm's handling of the
~/.ICEauthority file permissions. A local attacker could exploit this
to become the owner of an arbitrary file in the system. When getting
control over automatically executed scripts (like cron jobs), the
attacker could eventually leverage this flaw to execute arbitrary
commands with root rights.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- gdm- (Ubuntu 5.10)

Threat Level: High

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